Browns Vs Texans: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 2

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2021

A Week 2 matchup features the Cleveland Browns (0-1) taking the field against the Houston Texans (1-0). The Browns (-13.5) and the Texans (+525 on the moneyline to win) kick off the action on September 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS. The point total for the game is set at 49.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 19, 2021, 2:48 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Browns Vs Texans Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Browns vs Texans
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Texans (+13.5) Over (49.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Browns Texans
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 25.5 (14) 24.0 (18)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 26.2 (21) 29.0 (27)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.8 (11) 6.4 (1)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.5 (12) 6.2 (29)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 16 (4) 18 (9)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 21 (18) 9 (32)

Browns Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Cleveland was 6-10-0 last year.
  • Cleveland had nine of its 16 games hit the over last season.
  • In nine games last year, Cleveland and its opponent combined to score more than 49.5 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 49.5 points, 1.8 more than the average point total for Browns games a year ago.

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Texans Betting Insights

  • Houston covered the spread six times in 16 games last season.
  • Last year, eight of Houston’s 16 games hit the over.
  • Last year, eight Houston games featured more than 49.5 points scored.
  • The average total for Texans games last season was 50.6 points, 1.1 more than this game’s over/under.

Browns Players to Watch

  • Last season Baker Mayfield had 3,563 yards (222.7 per game), a 62.8% completion percentage, 26 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions. He also added 165 rushing yards on 54 carries with one rushing TD (averaging 10.3 yards per game).
  • Nick Chubb churned out 1,067 rushing yards (88.9 per game) and 12 touchdowns last year.
  • Kareem Hunt put up 841 rushing yards on 198 carries and six touchdowns last season. He also made a mark receiving with 38 catches for 304 yards and five scores.
  • Jarvis Landry collected 72 receptions for 840 yards and three touchdowns last season. He was targeted 101 times, and averaged 52.5 yards per game.
  • Rashard Higgins tacked on 599 yards on 37 grabs with four touchdowns. He was targeted 52 times, and averaged 37.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Austin Hooper grabbed 46 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 27.2 yards per game last year.
  • Myles Garrett did his thing last season with a huge stat line of 12.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 63 tackles.
  • John Johnson went to work last year, collecting 137 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception.
  • Troy Hill intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 99 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 10 passes defended.

Texans Players to Watch

  • Deshaun Watson connected on 70.2% of his passes to throw for 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns last season. Watson also helped with his legs, accumulating three touchdowns on 27.8 yards per game.
  • David Johnson compiled 691 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground in addition to 314 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air during last year’s campaign.
  • Last season Phillip Lindsay rushed for 502 yards. He also scored one total touchdown.
  • Brandin Cooks averaged 71.9 receiving yards and grabbed six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2020 season.
  • Danny Amendola had 602 receiving yards (37.6 ypg) in 2020.
  • Anthony Miller grabbed 49 passes on his way to 485 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
  • Last year DeMarcus Walker put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 4.5 sacks, and added 4.5 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Zach Cunningham put together a great stat line last year, tallying 222 tackles, 7.5 TFL, and 3.0 sacks.
  • Christian Kirksey came up with two interceptions in addition to 108 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, and four passes defended a year ago.

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